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Help us salute our soldiers

What defines a true hero? According to Webster, a hero is simply defined as: one that shows great courage. Well, the Jennings Daily News is honored to report that we come across our fair share of heroes each year when we compile material for our annual “Salute to Soldiers” section. So many local men and […]

Military seems unable, or unwilling, to handle sex assault issues

It is quite disturbing that the US military, in all its power, cannot get a handle on the rampant sexual assault plaguing its ranks. The latest report from the Pentagon focuses on 2014, in which 6,131 reports of sexual assault involved service members as victims or suspects. That number jumped up 11 percent from 2013, […]

Improving quality of life should not be illegal

Thank you to the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association (LSA) and a Louisiana Senate health committee for supporting a bill that could provide much needed relief to many people in Louisiana. A 1991 state law allows medicinal use of marijuana yet, ironically, there were never any facilities set up to dispense the restricted plant that has many […]

Today we salute our Vietnam veterans

The world says today, April 30, marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the capture of South Vietnam – what signaled the official end of the Vietnam conflict. Unofficially, though, that conflict continues in the hearts and minds of so many of our beloved Vietnam veterans; their family and descendants; and those […]

Support the 99 percent

“One percent of the population is this ignorant and one percent of law enforcement is corrupt, but the media stirs it up to make it look like we only have one percent of good people.” That was a comment written by a social media user on a picture published by many major stations and newspapers […]

Make a difference in nature

Nature is a vital part of our culture and economy here in Jeff Davis Parish, which is why we should all take part somehow in Earth Day. Earth Day’s roots start in the very late sixties when more and more people were becoming aware of how mankind was slowly destroying the water, land, sky and […]

Consider giving life

April is designated as National Donate Life Month in support of organ donation, and we hope if you have not already committed to give life one day, you will consider doing so. According to government data, an average of 75 people receive organ transplants each day. Sadly, an average of 21 people die every single […]

Cigarette tax hike a possibility this session

Louisiana’s health advocacy groups see an opportunity this legislative session to get a long-sought cigarette tax hike in a state that has one of the lowest tobacco taxes in the country. As lawmakers look to raise new money to plug a $1.6 billion budget hole, at least 10 tobacco tax measures have been filed for […]

All law enforcement need body cameras

Kudos to the Jennings Police Department (JPD) for making the decision to outfit on-duty officers with body cameras. JPD Chief Todd D’Albor made the announcement in Wednesday’s edition of the Jennings Daily News, explaining equipment has been ordered and that the department is waiting on delivery and setup. Perhaps the best part of the chief’s […]

Strain: Hire licensed horticulture professionals

It’s that time of year when people will be working in their yards and doing some landscaping. While many find that work rewarding, Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., is urging Louisiana homeowners to use only licensed landscape horticulturists, arborists and landscape irrigation contractors when there is a need to hire out […]

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